Maimey Fanulies Pledge $50,000 To Gardner - Webb
Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
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Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL. 76 No. 40
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, October 7, 1965
PRICE TEN CENT*
185th Celebration Moves Toward Saturday Climax
$50,000 gift Tuesday from
the D. C. and W. K. Mauney fam
ilies sent the Gardncr-Webb Col-
lej'o eampaign in the Kings
Mountain area over double its
announced $25,000 goal.
Surprised campaign workers
in ihe Masonic Building heard
John O. Plonk, special gifts
chairman, announce the tremend
:r surze in his section With a
week remaining in the Kings
it nriw appears the area will
triple or quadruple its Koal-
Ciiarles Mauney, general man
ag(T of Maimey Ho-dery and
Carolina Throwing Co. is area
chairman of the drive. R. Pat-
Tick Spangler, national general
chairman of the drive for $1,125 -
000 by the college, called $100,000
a Tore realistic figure of what
the area will do for the college
"It is visible proof of just how
interested in Cleveland County
that the Kings Mountain area
is," said Spangler. He praised
the workers for their report
which is now at $68,106 and said
this campaign will not only help
the college but will be an asse^
in pulling the county into even
closer cooperation in other mat
Gardner-Weh‘? College, seeking
to expand and improve its fa
oilitics, has raised over $1 mil
^k)n thus far with several area
^Bunties as yet unsolicited. Drr
Kugene Poston thanked t h f
workers for their part in making
this poesible and said the college
is already moving swiftly toward
senior college status.
Bob Manor's general or?aniza
tion increased its tempo T.’es
day reporting $6,905 for th** twr
weeks work which combine<i with
the $50,000 gift and $11,201 ir
other special gifts gives the to
tal of $68.1%.
J. C. Bridges’ Division “A" in
Kings Mou-ntain leads with $3,095
in general solicitation followed
by Jonas R. Brid:^es’ D3v!sior
••B” with $2,460 and Fain Ham-
hright’s Grover-Earl area with
The Mauney gift is evidence o'
the continuing interest by the
families in higher Christian odu
cation in North Carolina. The
$30,000 gift will be used to name
a (men’s dormitox’y at the campus
of the Boiling Springs college.
Dr. Poston said this meets a
definite need for the sc’hool which
had to turn away nearly 900 stu
dents this year due to lack of
facilities to handle them. The
Coniinucd On Page S
^ State, National,
Victims i^y Officials
Citizens of the Kings Mountain
ind Grover areas contributwl
line cartons of wearing apparel
weighing 1275 pounds - for the
‘lood-ravaged vlctiois of Hurri
cane Betsy al Lockport, Pa.
The clothing was shipp^ by
Tiolor freight Tuesday to Mayor
Nolan E. Toaps.
A prior shipment of clothing,
is well as a cMh donation, had
ieen shipped iWo weeks ago by
.Vllllam L: Monk.
Harris Funeral Home was de-
jository for the wearing apparel
md the shlpplhg department of
4auney Mills* Inc., packed the
oods for shlpftient.
The ChambCT of Commerce
•»aid the $74.21 freight bill.
Christian literature was placed
n each garment by Rev. Fred
'risp. pastor of Grover’s First
J. Ollie Harris, Chamber of
■'ormcrce president, said the
luality of the used clothing gW-
'n was very, v-ery good and said
here were numerous new items.
i Specif precautions have
i been taken against fire durin ?
! Saturday’s battle celebration
parade, Mayor John Henry
* Moss and Fire C'hlef F'loyd
Thornburg said Wednesday.
Fire trucks and men will he
stationed in each of the city’o
five w'ards Alarms should be
called to the fire station.
S'^unding of the central fire
siren at City Hall will signal
the beginning of the 2:30 pa
rade. The siren will sound one
. long continuous blast.
McGinnis Furniture Company
aunched construction Monday
jn a major addition to their
ioulh Battleground avenue build,
Richard (Dick) McGinnla, who
vlth his brothers Hubert and
vVilliai-n (Bill) McGinnis are
jwners of the building, said the
Addition will total 8640 square
feet—a 6590 expansion of floor
& and display space. It will be
>f brick and -..lock construction,
with pre-stressed concrete roof.
Hobart Dye is contractor.
The present building, opened
in October 1959, has 13,200
square feet of floor space. It
will be comparable in construc
tion to the present building with
one and one-half stories.
Richard McGinnis said the
new construction has been pro
jected for some months and that
the newly extended parking area
by the city on S. Battleground
assured the addition.
The addition will utilize bulk
of the firm’s former customer-
employee parking area.
No parking will be allowed a-
long the route of the Saturday
Battle celebration parade, nor on
West Gold from Watterson to
Phifer Road, after 12 noon and
until the motorcade to Kings
Mountain Military Park is fonm-
'ed and underway. Chief of Po
lice Paul Sanders said Wednes
Meantime, special arrange
ments have been made for off-
stiwt parking areas near the
parade lineof-march and in
1) Mauney Hosierj' Mills park
2) Athletic fields at Ellison
Store and across street from
Crown Service Station on Cleve
3) All school playgrounds?
41 Two athletic fields at Deal
5) First Baptist church park-
The Octo;:er 9th parade will
form on East Gold street and
York Road, using this route:
York Road at East Gold to
King, West on King to Gaston,
South on Gaston to Gold, West
on Gold to Battleground, north
to Mountain, East on Mountain
to Piedt.T.ont, north on Pied
mont to King, west on King to
Railroad Avenue, south on
Railroad to Gold, west on Gold
to Watterson and break up.
Through traffic detour from
East: north on Oriental to
Ridge; west on Ridge to Pied
mont to Waco Road to Cansler
and back to King. There will
be no on-street parking on the
line of march and no parking
on Gold from Watlei^n to
* \ * •
6) Vacant lots on south side
of W. Gold street below former
Ware & Sons mill.
7) Battleground avenue from
8) Elmer Lumber Company
9) ARP Church parking lot,
10) Baker lot, E. Mountain
11) Vacant lot. Ideal Hosiery
Mills, East Gold street
Chief Sanders listed these
C^Mtivued On Page 8
Many national and state offi-
i cials have accepted invitations to '
■attend the Saturday giand cli-!
I max program to the 185th anni-
I versary celt' ration of the Battle
I o! Kings Mountain.
' Arong them are:
' U. S. Senator Sam J. Er\'in. U.
IS. Representatives Charles R.
I Jonas and Basil L. Whitener of
I North Carolina.
Major-General Joe S. Lavvrie.
commanding officer of Fort
Bragg and of the 82nd Airborne
division, and Mrs. Lawrie.
Holi McPherson, editor of the
High Point Enterprise, who has
been designated North Carolina
civilian aide to Mr. Resor, and
Major General Claude T. Bow
ers, adjutant general of the
North Carolina N.ational Guard,
Brigadier General Roy TTiomp-
son, assistant adjutant general.
North Carolina National Guard
ind Brigadicr-GeniTal Willianr
J. Payne, commanding officer of
The North Carolina Air National
Col. Wilson, aide to Secretary
of the Army Stanly R. Resor.
'’hief speaker of the celebration.
Federal District Judge J. Wil
J. Alvis Carver. North Caro-
Mna commander of the American
Frank Wentz, North Carolina
Grand CMief de Guerre, 40 & 8.
Yancey McLeod, Drrocratic
oarty chairman for South Caro
Elbert Cox. Southeast regional
diiector National Park Servio**
Robert G. Falls. Shelby, and
Steve Dolley. Gastonia, state rep
Clint Newton. Cleveland, and
George Jenkins. Gaston, county
David Lyle, mayor of Rock
Hill; Jack Rhyne, mayor of Bel
mont; William Brice, mayor of
County commissioners of Gas
ton, Cleveland. York and Chero
loycees And Wives
To Man Concessions
Kings Mountain Jaycecs again
this year will be operating a
down-town barbecue stand dur
ing the Mountaineer Days Cele
bration and will feature one in
novation to spur barbecue sales
among the male population. For
the first time the Jaycees’ wives
will be helping hubby to dish up
Additional concession duties in
the form of two traveling con
cession trucks plus teams serv
ing goodies at all indoor events—
has made it necessary for Jay
cees to ask for more man pou*er
(or should we say womanpow-
er?) , ,
The stand will be located ad-
ja(’ent to the Joy Theatre on
Railroad Avenue. Food offerings
include barbecue plates and sand
wiches along with coffee and
soft drinks. Proceeds from sales
are applied to the Jaycees com
munity development projects^
Fan«lope Clark....Mias North CaroUao
A building permit was issued
O. V, Ellis last Wednesday to
build a $10,(X)0 home on Ellis
street, City Clerk Joe McDaniel,
tj^Piesideiit Hnmphiey Wires
Congiatulations On Celebiation
Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey, who had previously
declined with regrets an invitation to speak al this week’s 185th
Battle of Kings Mountain anniversary, wired Mayor John Henry
"Warmest greetings to Kings Mountain as you observe the
IS^h anniversary of our historic battle victory.
"It is gratifying to know that our patriotic officials, devot
ed citizen.s and organizations pro.serve .so well the heritage of
this unforgettable event.
"Today, more so than ever before, wo cherish the freedom
our brave forces won in the War of Independence. Wc will pro
tect and defend our liberty by continued vigilance, dedication
"Long may your Historical City and adjacent areas in North
and South Carolina carry on — with pride and reverence, the
inspiring memory of our colonial heroes' triumph. May visitors
from near and far continue to come in great numbers to recall
that epic battle for our sovereignty.
**Best wishes for another memorable civic celebration.’’
By MARTIN HARMON
Sky diving, a mammith 200-
plus unit parade, program at
Kings Mountain National Mili
tary Park featuring an address
by the Secretary of the Army, a
Grand Ball at the armory and
ro(k-n-r()ll siicet dancing will
feature the final day Saturday of
the week-long battle celebration.
General Joe S. Lawrie. parade
grand marshal, and Mi.^s South
Carolina will arrive at 10:39 a.
m. at City Hall.
At 11 a.m.. the Golden Knights
skydiving team of Fort Bra^g
will i>araehutp into City Stadiu<7i.
At 1:15, Secretary of the Ar
my Stanley R. Resor, U. S. Sen-
al ;r Sam J. Ervin and U. S
185TH BATTLE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OPENS — Brief formal ceremonies opened the bat
tle celebration, continuing through Saturday night, at 10:30 Monday morning. Moyor John Henry
Moss, at microphone, formally opened the event. Rev. B. L. Raines sold the invocation. Rev. Paul
Ausley, the benediction. Left to right on plat form are Rev. C. R. Goodson, Mr. Raines, Dr. Ausley,
the Mayor, J, Ollie Horris, Bill Brown, J. Lee Roberts end jee Vale. Forming a color guard, in fore
ground, are Policemen Bill Roper and Earl Stroupe. (Herald photo by Bill Jackson).
Hearing Vote 33-32 Favors
Proposed US 74 Relocation
By MARTIN HARMON
Second hearing on the high
way commission’s U. S. 71 relo
cation proposal for a 7.3 mile
^xpre.ssway here, brought at
tendance variously estimated
from 150 to 189. and an expres
sion of opinion of those voting
of .33 to 32 in favor of tlie pro
Meantime, Highway Commis
sioner W B. Garrison told the
Herald the alternatives are ap-
1 proval nf th? prono.^cd reloca-
I tion or returning tlie project to
I the auvonccu planning dopart-
l(.r.ent. lie added. “K that liap-
pens, you won’t have tlie road
I for 15 ycais.’’
i Comm. Garris had opened
the hearing bv noting ho was a-
I ware all could no; be pleased on
I building a major road, then add-
; ed. ‘But we can’t Ivang U in the •
, sky." !
: On Pa:f( S j
IF IT RAINS
In event inclement weather
should preclude holding the
Saturday (.xilitary park pro
gram. Secretary of the Army
Resor will speak at Central
Representative Charles R. Jonas
will arrive at Charlotte airport,
o be met by Mayor John Henry
Moss, General Lawrie. Holt Mc
Pherson. Secretary Re.-or’s civil-
an aide, and State Senator Jack
At 1:15 they will come to City
Stadium, where the Secretary
will be acorded a 19-gun salute.
Imme<iiaiely following the pa
rade, beginning at 2:30. the
group will return to City Stad
ium. where the Secretary will
view the second parachuting per-
‘^armance of the day by the Sky
Motorcade to the National Mil
itary park and program at the
^ark amphitheatre will follow.
Secretary Resor and his party,
following a short press confer
ence, will return to Charlotte
The Grand Ball will begin at
the anmorj’ at 8:30 and will fea
ture the music of Buddy Estes
and his orchestra. Dress at the
all. sponsored by Daughters of
the American Revolution, the
Kings Mountain Woman’s Club
and Kings Mountain Junior
Woman’s Club, will be semi-for
Street dancing in front of the
reviewing stand will begin at
8:30, with music by The Shak
Ben F. Moomaw', park superin-
(tendent, will open the program
1 at battleground with a call to
j order and weh ome.
I Continued On Page S
Dental Society Honors Dr. Baker
jO-Year Veteran Oi Proiessicn
The First District North Caro-
Una Dental Society honored Dr.
Luther Phillip Baker Monday for
more than a half-century of serv
ice a.s a dentis:.
The Kings Mountain dentist
was among right honored by his
district which includes the wo.st-
orn portion of tlie state.
Attending * h e lunciu^on al
Asheville’s Grove Park Inn were
the honorec, Mrs. Baker, Dr. Rob
ert N. Bakm*, along with another
son. Dr. Thomas Raker, his den
tal partner, and Dr. O. P. Lewis
and Dr. D. F. Hord, also Kings
Dr. Baker is a member of St.
Malthow's Lutheran church, a di-
rcH'tor of Kings Mountain Sav
ings & Loan as.socialion. membt'r
of the Kings Mountain board of
directors of First Union National
bank, and a KIwanian.
Other children are Phillip Bak
er, Kings Mountain, and Mrs.
L^ouard FuUord, KuoxvUle, Taiui.
HONORED — Dr. L. P. Baker
was honored by his fellow den
tists of the first district, state
dental society* Monday* for
more than 50 ycors of se*vice
to bia pxefcMfon.
Noncy Macro.••.Miss Soutb CoroUna